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longhorn
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March 6, 2017 2:01 am  

Whats the cost per concrete block for a mason to lay it in STX?


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vicanuck
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March 6, 2017 11:07 am  

Call one and get an estimate.


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SunnyCaribe
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March 6, 2017 12:38 pm  

There is no widely accepted standard that I am aware of. Once I was stunned to get an estimate of $2.75/block which I thought was very professionally presented and slightly above but on par with stateside construction estimates at that time. i was ready to accept that bid and asked the young man when he could have the block delivered. He looked at me blankly, not knowing that when you price block construction by the block, the price of the block and all materials is included. I finally settled on another contractor who charged $45/hr for himself, an apprentice, and a laborer. The wall is still standing.

The old estimate of $250-300/sf for finished residential construction still seems to hold, if that helps.


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Alana33
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March 6, 2017 7:05 pm  

There is no widely accepted standard that I am aware of. Once I was stunned to get an estimate of $2.75/block which I thought was very professionally presented and slightly above but on par with stateside construction estimates at that time. i was ready to accept that bid and asked the young man when he could have the block delivered. He looked at me blankly, not knowing that when you price block construction by the block, the price of the block and all materials is included. I finally settled on another contractor who charged $45/hr for himself, an apprentice, and a laborer. The wall is still standing.

The old estimate of $250-300/sf for finished residential construction still seems to hold, if that helps.

Jeeze! When was that with prices of "$45 per hour for himself, an apprentice, and a laborer?"
Glad your wall is still standing.
Prices are much higher now to the best of my knowledge.
$250 foot is minimum.


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LiquidFluoride
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March 6, 2017 10:04 pm  

can't be that expensive to DIY though..


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Alana33
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March 6, 2017 10:14 pm  

It's all a learning experience!


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Scubadoo
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March 7, 2017 12:18 am  

I'm glad I can lay my own block when I need to. Just don't ask me how long it took to put up the stone veneer.


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Gumbo
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March 7, 2017 12:20 am  

One of my friends learned how to lay block.
He built a couple retaining walls in his yard.
poured them full. He hired one guy daily to plaster. They turned out good.


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